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#26 Uncle Hammer

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 05:18 PM

Theres warehouses everywhere. I bet you anything texas Wal-marts have them beacuse it said in stock at the fort worth location. I'll check this weekend.
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Posted 06 July 2006 - 05:33 PM

Holy crap!
Ima gonna have to check my Wall Mart since I like in Tejas...

Was it cheaper than what they already said it was going to cost?
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Posted 06 July 2006 - 05:45 PM

Holy crap!
Ima gonna have to check my Wall Mart since I like in Tejas...

Was it cheaper than what they already said it was going to cost?



$30.
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Posted 06 July 2006 - 10:49 PM

Captain, if it is okay with you I can shed some light on the internals in a day or two because I ordered the gun two days ago and it should arrive soon. Im pretty good with internals on the more complex guns so I will get back to it soon.




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#30 NerfMonkey

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 11:17 PM

I assume it's really not all that complex if it's just a rehashed PC. I'm curious to see the path of the tubing to get the air from the bladder to the piston though.
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#31 Duke

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 03:06 PM

Heh looks pretty sleek. :lol: I'm curious to see if this will make it to the UK...
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Posted 08 July 2006 - 01:11 AM

Since the magstrike is out does this mean the Longshot will be soon popping up too?
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#33 CaptainCC

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 09:35 AM

Hopefully. I'm thinking mid-late August like the BBB last year and the N-Strike the year before.
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#34 Duke

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 04:15 AM

Hopefully. I'm thinking mid-late August like the BBB last year and the N-Strike the year before.


BBB last year, waaaaa? Was there a re-release of it?
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Posted 10 July 2006 - 10:14 AM

Hopefully. I'm thinking mid-late August like the BBB last year and the N-Strike the year before.


BBB last year, waaaaa? Was there a re-release of it?



Wow. Someone's late to the table. Go to your local Toys R Us for the answer.
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#36 Duke

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 11:47 AM

Hopefully. I'm thinking mid-late August like the BBB last year and the N-Strike the year before.


BBB last year, waaaaa? Was there a re-release of it?



Wow. Someone's late to the table. Go to your local Toys R Us for the answer.


I don't Nerf anymore, haven't been active in the Nerf community since Nerf Online died :) Besides which, I still have my BBB from when it was released the first time around.

On a side note, I doubt the re-release is available at many TRU's here in the UK, if any at all.

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#37 pat 1st Lt

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 05:14 PM

Just got my Magstrike! Walmart.com's delivery WAS fast. I ordered it on the 8th, and it just came today (The 13th). The delivery truck was just pulling out when I started range testing (yes, I opened the box that fast!).

So, here we go:

Stock Magstrike with stock magazines, firing stock Dart Tag Darts.

Fired from 6' off the ground, on level gravel driveway. No wind.

4-5 feet of dart skip.


30'
38'
39'
43'
44'
44'
45'
45'
46'
51'

Average: 42.5'

That last 51-footer had significant skip. It more like 44 or 45, but it bounced a lot.

And no, the gun doesn't get more powerful as it shoots. The first shot was 51, the second 46, and so on. I just put it in this order because I had to walk past the 30' one first, before I could get to the 51' one.


And just to make it even more frustrating for all of you: I don't have pictures.

This just helps prove my theory that the first people to get the new guns are always the ones who aren't good at modding, or are afraid to take their guns apart. The second wave of people who get the guns never have cameras. The third wave isn't part of the NIC, so there's no hope of learning anything from them. Then, the fourth wave is all the respected modders with good cameras.


Anyway, it's basically just a PC with a bigger bladder and more air-per-shot that comes with two clips.

Oh! A neat thing I found: there's a safety on it! Yeah. There really is.

It's this little free-wheel inside the gun attached to a spring. When a magazine is inserted, it rolls over and depresses this little wheel, which allows the gun to fire. When a magazine is out, however, the gun won't fire.

I'm not sure why Nerf felt that this gun needed a safety mechanism, but it does. It might actually be handy, since now it won't acidentally go off if you're reloading or something.



Also, it's hard to keep enough air in to fire both magazines. The trigger timing has to be perfect. Though I'm sure we'll all be able to learn exactly how long it takes to fire then shots, and then reload.

On the note of the stock: it's not bad. It feels like a paintball marker with on-gun air. Also, it feels fairly comfortable to put the stock in the crook of your right elbow while you're pumping, and hold onto the front grip of the gun with your right hand, and pump with your left. It's well sized, in my oppinion. Nerf was deinfatley looking at a much odler crowd with this release.




So, once I open this thing up, maybe badn the bladder, take out the restrictors on the mags, and grab some stefans, I'll be back with some more info!



UPDATE: God damn you, Hasbro!!! There's a stupid endcap over the end of the pump, and I don't feel like forcing it. I'll be back once I find a really thin-headed screwdriver and a hammer. I really don't want to force it on a $30 gun. I feel no shame breaking open a $5 AT2K, but a $30 brand new Magstrike? I don't wanna risk breaking it.




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Edited by {SF3G}pat 2nd Lt., 13 July 2006 - 06:39 PM.

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#38 Jikman

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 12:44 AM

Ok. You DEFINITELY need to buy a camera. Go to your neighbors and borrow one for 10 minutes!

I want internal pics :/
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#39 hokiefan0705

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 10:53 AM

I have a Magstrike and a camera, but I am working on a clip mod right now. I will post some internals later.
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Posted 14 July 2006 - 07:42 PM

It finally came, but alas the gun was broken so I will have to exchange it. But let me get back on topic, I bear internal pics...


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This is the lower half of the trigger assembly.


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I will try to take a better picture but this is the upper firing mechanism.



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A slightly blurry pic of the airtank and end of the pump.
Most of the pics were blurry but I hope this at least clears some questions up.


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Posted 19 July 2006 - 02:37 AM

Funny.
Sounds like this gets as good/better stock range as longshot.
I think this might be the better gun.
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